Arianna Huffington and Sam Altman Jointly Establish ThriveAIHealth to Promote Personalized Health with AI

TapTechNews July 9th news, Arianna Huffington, the founder of The Huffington Post, and Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, announced the joint establishment of a company named ThriveAIHealth, aiming to utilize artificial intelligence technology to help people develop healthier lifestyles.

Arianna Huffington and Sam Altman Jointly Establish ThriveAIHealth to Promote Personalized Health with AI_0

ThriveAIHealth is jointly funded by Huffington's health company ThriveGlobal and the OpenAI Startup Foundation, dedicated to creating an AI health coach that provides personalized advice based on users' situations in sleep, diet, fitness, stress management, and social aspects. The company's CEO, DeCarlosLove, previously served as the head of fitness and health experience at Google's wearable device company Fitbit.

It is currently unclear how much investment ThriveAIHealth has received. According to the opinion article disclosed by Huffington and Altman in Time magazine, the goal of ThriveAIHealth is to train an AI health coach based on scientific research and medical data, and plans to cooperate with institutions such as Stanford University School of Medicine to establish a health data platform. They envision creating a smartphone app and a virtual assistant integrated into Thrive's enterprise products that can learn user behaviors and provide real-time health advice.

TapTechNews noted that Huffington and Altman wrote in the article: Most current health advice, though important, is overly general. An AI health coach can provide more precise and personalized advice, such as suggesting that the user replace the third soda at 3 p.m. with lemonade, or taking the child for a 10-minute walk at 3:15 p.m. after school, or reminding the user to start relaxing at 10 p.m. because they need to get up at 6 a.m. the next morning to catch a flight.

Huffington and Altman position ThriveAIHealth as a more cautious and considerate health management approach than ever before, claiming that their products will democratize health coaching and address the growing health inequity problem in a safe and privacy-conscious way. The company appointed Gbenga Ogedegbe, the director of the Institute for Health Equity Excellence at NYU Langone, as an advisor and promised that its products will use peer-reviewed research data, and users will have the final say over which information ThriveAIHealth products utilize to provide advice.